Africa-China Initiative Spring 2022 Events
Rethinking African Agency in Africa-China Relations
The African Studies Program and the Asian Studies Program at the School of Foreign Service present the Georgetown University Africa-China Initiative and its inaugural event: A Roundtable Discussion with Africa-China experts on African agency in Africa-China relations from academic, business, policy, & African government perspectives.
- Obert Hodzi: Lecturer-in-Politics, University of Liverpool, UK
- Isaac Odoom: Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta Canada
- W Gyude Moore: Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development
- Jacqueline (Muna) Musiitwa: Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University and University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
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South Africa-China Relations: Aspirations, Realities, & Paradoxes
Based on their recent books, Phiwokuhle Mnyandu and Chris Alden discuss key areas of engagement, including societal, political, and economic issues in a conversation that drills down while simultaneously covering the breadth of South Africa-China ties. Sanusha Naidu adds her insights. Yoon Jung Park will serve as moderator. This event was presented in collaboration with Howard University’s Center for African Studies, Georgetown University’s Africa-China Initiative, and London School of Economics IDEAS.
- Chris Alden: Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics, Director of LSE-IDEAS
- Phiwokuhle Mnyandu: Lecturer, Department of African Studies, Department of World Languages & Culture, Howard University
- Sanusha Naidu: Senior Research Associate, The Institute for Global Dialogue
- Yoon Jung Park: Adjunct Professor, African Studies Program, Georgetown University
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Contemporary China-Africa Political & Security Engagements
Ambassador David H. Shinn and Professor Joshua Eisenman provide a sneak peek at their forthcoming book which covers a range of issues from Chinese arms sales to propaganda work in Africa. Are their activities meant to facilitate China’s rise to great power status? Gain external legitimacy for China’s political system and revanchist territorial claims? Expand its influence in Africa and beyond? Protect its economic interests? Counter the United States? Join us to learn more!
- Ambassador David H. Shinn, Ph.D.: George Washington University
- Joshua Eisenman, Ph.D: University of Notre Dame
- Yun Sun: Stimson Center
- Ken Opalo, Ph.D: Georgetown University
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China’s Engagement in Africa’s Healthcare Systems
What is China spending on Africa’s healthcare systems? The speakers address official development health assistance (DHA) programs, Chinese state spending on health infrastructure, and private Chinese investments in the manufacturing of pharma and medical equipment, in a comparative perspective, to examine potential impacts in Africa’s healthcare sectors.
- Jennifer Bouey, Ph.D.: Chair, Department of International Health, Georgetown University; Tang Chair for China Policy Studies, Rand Corporation
- Ammar A. Malik, Ph.D.: Scientist, Chinese Development Finance Program AidData, College of William and Mary Senior Research
- Fu Minghui: Upstream Official, Global MAS Upstream, International Finance Corporation
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